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What took so long? Jesus Montero homers twice for Yankees in fourth career game

Jesus Montero

New York Yankees’ Jesus Montero gestures to fans after hitting his first major league home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)


Jesus Montero is progressing pretty nicely for the Yankees.

He went hitless in his debut, collected one hit in his second game, notched two hits in his third game, and homered twice against the Orioles today in his fourth game.

Not that there needed to be any more hype surrounding Montero at this point, but here’s a complete list of all the 21-and-under players in baseball history to homer twice in one of their first five games:

Manny Ramirez 1993 21.096
Tom Brunansky 1984 20.234
Billy Conigliaro 1969 21.244
Don Money 1969 21.305
Curt Blefary 1965 21.286
Brian McCall 1962 19.248
Charlie Gilbert 1940 20.290

And now Montero, who is 21 years and 281 days old.